I really need some advice, draw on your experience and anything you can offer.
Liz has been loosing weight quite badly.
She is in a good nursing home and their care and nursing skills are impressive.
Liz refuses food quite a lot. She was refusing a lot of fluids too. We have got her to accepts fluids and she takes a litre to 1.4 litre of fluids a day.
Food wise the cook, who keeps records of what she eats and works around that, has a special machine to make real food into a drink. She is a good cook, everything fresh and it does taste good. Liz has been refusing food on some days.
They also have her on fortified liquid feeds.
Her weight keeps falling.
Liz will not have a PEG. She is adamant on that.
So it appears to me that Ensure has to be the way to go. However the nurse told me that she thought that was not the answer as even with fortified liquid feeds she is loosing weight.
I am lost on this!
We have a nutritionist coming to see her in a couple of weeks. I need to get informed.
(I am quite upset - things are moving faster than I expected.)